Pioneer just announced their new XDJ-1000 controller, this thing's armed to the teeth!... deets below.
Christmas comes early y'all!
This thing cooks, guys. Equipped with all the badass-ness we're used to with Pioneer's releases (similar layout to the CDJ series), the XDJ-1000 says sayonara to the CD deck and introduces a color-coded illuminated USB port in its place. The XDJ's also upgraded to a touch screen interface, while still rockin' the OG buttons, faders and potentiometers. The touch screen is segmented into Browse, Play, and Perform sections, so you can shift gears as soon as the inspiration hits you. The XDJ is compatable with current DJ software, but is designed for Rekordbox.
More Features include:
- QWERTY On-screen keyboard
- Beat Jump (enables DJs to jump backwards or forwards 1,2 or 4 beats from the current playback position)
- Loop Move (after DJs have created a loop, they can navigate 1,2 or 4 beats backwards or forwards through the loop)
- Wave Zoom (allows for 5x zoom so your cues/cuts/loops can be perfectly selected)
- Wi-Fi capability (load rekordbox-ready music from PCs, laptops and smartphones using a Wi-Fi or USB connection)
Wifi? Now that's sick. In the age of the cloud and "gadget outsourcing," more DJ's are leaning towards the internet for data protection, ease-of-access, and dependability. Hopefully, the XDJ isn't streaming these tracks... it's bad enough when your internet takes your party anthem to the butcher, but any DJ would trade death via spoon for a professional gig ruined by the venue's notoriously shit ISP.
Bottom line: The XDJ-1000 comes lock, stock, and barrel and is available for the (surprisingly!) affordable price of $999.00.